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Celebrating Saint Jerome

Adjoining one of my favourite places on earth, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, is another stunning church, the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria. The latter, because it’s easier to do so, is one where I’ve spent much time in silent prayer and contemplation when I have visited the holy land. Once, when I was trying to pray but kept getting interrupted by the sound of tourists, someone…

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Introducing Strahan Coleman

Today I want to tip my hat to a friend I had a chance to catch a brief chat with this morning. Strahan Colemanis one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s amazing, yet understated, musicians. He oozes talent, but also humility. With his music, Strahan captures a timeless feel it’s in his bones, not because it sells albums or packs people into shows. My guess is that he’s probably more at home performing to a…

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Embracing Simplicity

I was chatting on a radio station recently about TEAR Fund’s One Helping cookbook put together with recipes from some of New Zealand’s best chefs, with all profits from the sale of the book going to help fund TEAR Fund’s partners who are working to combat human trafficking and slavery. The beauty of the cookbook is that it’s designed to be used during the Live Below the Line challenge, so every…

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Party Politics Calls

Recently I wrote an open letter to the New Zealand Labour Partythat got a lot of attention – at least, it was a lot of attention for this blog, which really isn’t saying much. Even still, it made some people take notice and that led to some people whom I hold in high regard, suggesting that I should consider joining a political party in order to me more intimately involved and influential.…

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